Many people are searching the internet daily to try and find a good reliable place to download ipod music without getting a virus. As easy of a task as it might seem, its actually a difficult thing to do these days. There is a certain sub-culture on the internet whose main purpose is to infect as many computers as humanly possible with some sort of malicious code or another. I will give you a complete list of sites that are clean as a whistly for ipod download at the end of this article.
The main rule that I follow is, if it sounds too good to be true…then it probably is. There are tons of sites online that will promise that you can download any type of ipod media that you want. The fact of the matter is most of these sites are simply trying to get you to join their mailing list. Once you opt into their list they are able to send you every useless offer then can find to try to sell you. The other thing is when you go to a site that says they have millions of files for your ipod that can be downloaded many of the files if not all of them are infected with some type of virus. So, what should the warning signs be or a site that could be potentially harmful when trying to load your pod with all of the latest music, videos, and other types of media?
1. If it is a site that says that they offer torrents, stay far away from it. These types of sites are notorious for having files that are infected with virii, spyware, as well as many forms of trojan horses.
2. If you have to download THEIR software to download music to your ipod its probably no good. Why would you download a site that you know nothing abouts software? Once you download their software often they are able to upload any type of code that they want to your pc. I can hear many of you now…”but, I have an anti-virus scanner.” The people that use these virii are not idiots, there are ways that they can pack files that will bypass any type of anti-virus on the market.
3. If the site feels like it was just “thrown together” chances are…it was. Many sites exist on the internet for the sole purpose of making people think they can get free ipod downlaods however, very few actually deliver what they promise.
From the time I took my ipod out of the package I have been trying to find the best place to load my ipod with the most music and videos that I could. I did find a couple of really good sources that actually delivered what they promised. Unfortunately, along the way i did get a couple of virii and a ton of spyware. If you keep the three points that I listed above in mind you should be fairly immune to making the same mistakes that I did when trying to download ipod music.
Source by Jeremy Kelsall